Projecting is a word that gets thrown at people a lot these days. Especially in a negative light.
And, it’s something all of us have done without being taught or even thinking about it.
Psychologists tell us that projecting is a subconscious defense mechanism for dealing with difficult emotions. So you don’t have to deal with them yourself or admit to the problem.
Even though it gets a bad rap these days, there must be an upside to projecting. Right? Why would it be built-in to your mind if it didn’t serve some purpose that benefits you?
Here’s what I think it is. Or at least how I’ve successfully used it in the past.
I was an angry kid. Which is weird when you think about it because everyone called me by my last name, Jolly. I digress…that’s a story for another day.
But this anger came in handy quite a few times.
Whenever I was threatened I could tap into it in a way that made people think twice. Or, give me the courage to do the right thing in a tough situation.
I never went full on rage with this anger. I controlled and directed at the source of the problem until it was no longer an issue.
I did the same thing with all of the haters in my life. People who told me I couldn’t do it or wasn’t good enough. Those who slammed doors in my face. And the folks who went out of their way to try and stop me.
Here’s where I think you can benefit.
I want you to take all of that negativity and turn it into motivation. Use it to drive your mission in life and business. Then keep your eyes on the ball and don’t let anyone distract you from achieving your goals.
When you show people that they significantly underestimated you as a person, it’s better than any revenge you could ever get.
And, you’ll be that much further ahead of your competition. Because I can guarantee you that 95% of them are on cruise control right now while the market is good.
This time next year, you’ll see them in your rear view mirror.
If you have any questions, just leave a comment or message me.